Blog Post

07 January 2016

Using Upcycled Materials at Your Wedding

With so many of the latest trends a throw back to past generations, it makes sense that reusing and repurposing items for weddings would be popular. Upcycling materials from junk yards, antique stores, and flea markets is a great way to add personality and a special touch to your ceremony or reception. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Old Doors

Doors are so unique and interesting in their own way, especially ones from older homes. Go on the hunt forĀ 6-panel french doors, windowed doors, or doors with emblems or rosettes on them. Use the doors to create a backdrop, ceremony arch, entrance to a walkway – anywhere you want a special focal point.

Old Milk Crates

Milk crates serve such a multi-purpose function that they are great for any event! Use them to houseĀ favors, turn them upside down for different elevations for decorations, turn them on their end and place stuff inside vertically – the possibilities are endless!


Wooden Pallets

Wooden pallets have become a staple in decorating and gardening over the last few years for good reason. They bring a rustic and earthy feel to an event, and can be used in many ways. Write messages to your guests on the slats, use them as backdrops, arrange several in a cluster, and so on.


No matter what theme you have in mind for your wedding, you can incorporate upcycled materials to make it special and unique to your personality with old items made new. Maybe you can even use one of your creations as your “Something Old!”